Stories about Maine Department of Transportation

 
A 75-vehicle pileup shut down the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 between Newport and Bangor most of Feb. 25.

Speed led to 75-car pileup on I-95, speed limit sign recordings show

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 04, 2015, at 3:13 p.m.
Traffic passes on Hogan Road in the area where the city hopes to build crosswalks and sidewalks to improve pedestrian safety. There currently are no pedestrian facilities on Hogan Road.

Project to make Hogan Road safer for pedestrians takes first step

By Nick McCrea on July 15, 2014, at 7:50 p.m.
Lights direct truck and car traffic on and off the existing international bridge in Fort Kent leading into New Brunswick. Several feet to the right, construction continues on its replacement.

Ongoing bridge construction in Fort Kent will force heavy trucks to detour this summer

By Julia Bayly on May 20, 2014, at 1:44 p.m.
The frozen St. John River passes through Fort Kent and around the pilings of the old international bridge and the new bridge under construction. Officials are keeping an eye on the additional pilings in case ice starts to jam up there this spring.

‘It is a concern': Pair of bridges raises possibility of ice jams on St. John River

By Julia Bayly on March 25, 2014, at 5:56 p.m.

Interstate 395-Route 9 connector won’t be built in the next 3 years

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 21, 2014, at 7:02 p.m.
People who waited in line to get into the 36th annual Bangor Gun Show at the Cross Insurance Center on Sept. 7, 2013, slowly start to make their way inside.

Traffic problems during Cross Center events concern Bangor officials

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 22, 2013, at 3:01 p.m.

LePage signs budget for highway fund into law

By Matthew Stone on June 26, 2013, at 5:32 p.m.
The Memorial Bridge (top), Sarah Mildred Long Bridge (middle), and Interstate Route 95 Pascataqua River Bridge (foreground) are shown.

Ship owner claims Maine, NH negligent in bridge crash

By Jim Haddadin, Foster's Daily Democrat on May 18, 2013, at 6:03 a.m.

Bill to increase weight limit on Ashland road could lead to 50 more mill jobs

By Kathy McCarty, Presque Isle Star-Herald on May 01, 2013, at 4:42 p.m.
Eddington Town Manager Russell Smith (left) and Planning Board member Gretchen Heldmann discuss their Freedom of Access Act requests sent to the Maine Department of Transportation about the 1-395/Route 9 Transportation Study on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.

Eddington residents learn state plans ‘rolling rural’ route for I-395/Route 9 connector

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 17, 2013, at 9:56 p.m.

Maine State Employees Association uses finance chief’s statements to push for raises

By Christopher Cousins on March 05, 2013, at 7:20 p.m.
In an attempt to keep motorists from hitting eagles, state officials have set up a variable message sign newly set near mile 242 on Interstate 95 in Medway, seen here on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.

Bald eagle crossing signs up along I-95 as strikes becoming more common

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 23, 2013, at 1:19 p.m.
Eddington Town Manager Russell Smith (left) and Planning Board member Gretchen Heldmann discuss their Freedom of Access Act requests sent to the Maine Department of Transportation about the 1-395/Route 9 Transportation Study on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.

Eddington official sues MDOT for documents, MDOT responds by posting items

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 12, 2013, at 2:54 p.m.
The Memorial and Sarah Mildred Long bridges, two of the three bridges that link Maine to New Hampshire over the Piscataqua River.

Portsmouth-Kittery drawbridge could reopen to traffic Monday

BDN staff and wire reports on Jan. 27, 2013, at 8:55 a.m.

Eddington leaders upset over lack of Interstate 395-Route 9 connector info

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Oct. 21, 2012, at 4:25 p.m.
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The BBC Orinico, a St. John-based heavy bulk lifting cargo ship unloads freight at Mack Point in Searsport.

Bond money would speed road work, upgrade ports

By Tom Groening on Oct. 13, 2012, at 1:03 p.m.
Tom Testa, president of the nonprofit Downeast Scenic Railroad, waits for Saturday's train to return to the boarding area in Ellsworth. The trains run twice a day on Saturdays and Sundays.

Downeast Scenic Railroad rolls on as ‘labor of love’ for volunteers

By Tom Groening on Aug. 26, 2012, at 1:26 p.m.
The first cars on Maine's newest 3.8 miles of road were some of the oldest. About 30 antique and vintage automobiles and trucks took the maiden cruise down the Caribou Connector after it opened Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. Among the first passengers was David Bernhardt, Maine Department of Transportation commissioner. Earlier that morning the roadway was opened to bicycle and foot traffic.

New Caribou Connector roadway using ‘bridge-in-a-backpack’ technology opens

By Julia Bayly on Aug. 17, 2012, at 8:17 p.m.

Lincolnville ferry service back to normal after mechanical problem

The Associated Press on July 06, 2012, at 5:30 a.m.
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John Jaques, executive director of the proposed Baxter Academy for Technology and Science in Portland, meets with the media after Monday's meeting of the Maine Charter School Commission, July 2, 2012.

Charter school commission delays vote on proposed Baxter Academy in Portland

By Seth Koenig on July 02, 2012, at 2:32 p.m.